WPP’s Bates CHI & Partners to acquire Temple Advertising in India

wppWPP‘s wholly owned operating company, Bates CHI&Partners, has agreed to acquire Temple Advertising Private Limited, a boutique advertising agency based in Bangalore, India. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Bates CHICo-founded in 2004 by Manmohan Anchan, Vidur Vohra and Srikanth V.S., Temple has worked with leading Indian brands across media and entertainment, automotive, fashion and retail, foods, education and real estate. Clients include Embassy Group, eTV Kannada, Reliance Trends, Sumeru Frozen Foods, Vaswani Group and Wipro Technologies. Temple employs approximately 40 people.

UK, London & India, Bangalore

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WPP to acquire digital marketing agency Quirk in South Africa

wppWPP is to to acquire Quirk, Africa’s largest independently owned digital marketing agency, subject to regulatory approval.

Founded in 1999 in South Africa, Quirk has built a strong reputation for helping clients adapt and win in an ever-changing digitally-enabled world. With five agencies across Africa and in London, the company employs 200 people. Clients include Distell, Capitec Bank, Woolworths, Caltex and Tyco.

Quirk’s unaudited consolidated revenues for the year ended 28 February 2014 were approximately ZAR 140 million, with gross assets at the same date of approximately ZAR 68 million.

UK, London & South Africa, Cape Town

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GroupM takes majority stake in mobile media agency aMVG (Aerodeon) in Turkey

wppWPP‘s wholly-owned global media investment management company GroupM, is to take majority stake in aMVG (Aerodeon), the mobile media agency and mobile technology company in Turkey.

Founded in 2002, aMVG (Aerodeon) specialises in developing mobile media strategies and technologies for its clients.  This includes mobile media buying and planning, mobile marketing campaigns, mobile loyalty platforms, mobile applications development, ad server technologies (mobile and video) and content distribution/digital services.

The agency employs approximately 40 people and serves more than 300 clients including Avea, Dailymotion, Garanti Bank, Fiat, Finansbank, Fizy, Shell, Turkcell, Turk Telekom, Vodafone and Yapı Kredi Bank.

 aMVG’s unaudited revenues for the year ended 31 December 2013 were TRY8.9 million with gross assets of approximately TRY8.4 million as at the same date.

UK, London & Turkey, Istanbul

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